Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance Announces Guidance On CARES Act Implementation

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance Announces Guidance On CARES Act Implementation

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment has announced new updates to the unemployment assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for those financially impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Department of Unemployment Assistance is moving swiftly to implement three new public benefit programs comprised of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) that will expand unemployment eligibility; temporarily increase weekly benefits for all claimants, and allow additional categories of people to claim unemployment benefits. Please see the attached article below.

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